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NFL Draft 2013 - 'The Dirty Dozen' - Top 12 Small College Pro Prospects

Small College Prospects for the NFL Draft 2013

NFL Draft 2013 – Dirty Dozen – Top 12 Small College Prospects

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Photo - OT Terron Armstead - Arkansas Pine-Bluff

The Dirty Dozen - Top 12 Small College Players For the NFL Draft
Every NFL club scouts the nation in hopes of landing the next great sleeper prospect in the NFL Draft. The small college ranks has supplied many NFL Hall of Fame prospects over the past fifty years with a litany of stars like receiver Jerry Rice, runner Walter Payton and QBs Joe Flacco, Tony Romo and Doug Williams from programs like Delaware, Grambling and Jackson St. from across the nation. This year's class will produce several players in the top 100 picks. There should be as many as 25 draft selections over 7 rounds. It is an interesting group with several talented prospects mainly on the offensive line and in the secondary.

This year’s group of small college pro prospects ranks among the better classes of the past decade and is especially deep in the secondary. This is one of the better groups of small college defensive backs I have scouted and could rival last year’s group of talented pro prospects from the lower levels. I made my bones on scouting small college prospects like QB Joe Flacco, OG Jahri Evans, WR Miles Austin, QB and Tony Romo and defensive back Lardarius Webb. I was very high on all of those Pro Bowl caliber prospects when they struggled even getting invitations to any postseason events leading up to their NFL Draft class.

The highest rated small college prospects are OT Terron Armstead, wideout Da’Rick Rogers and CBs B.W. Webb and Robert Alford who should come off the board in the top 100 selections. Armstead heads a solid group of small college offensive linemen that could see as many as 5 to 8 prospects selected over the seven rounds. Armstead joins a terrific offensive tackle group and tested out the best in a talented group at the NFL Combine. He displays rare athleticism for a 320 lb. blocker. Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers is an intriguing prospect who ranks with any pass catcher in this class. He combines fine size, athleticism and agility to contribute immediately in three wideout sets with the upside potential to be as good as any receiver in this entire class. The secondary and offensive line should provide many draft selections overall in the NFL Draft 2013 once again and the small college ranks should be well represented over the three days. Running back Miguel Maysonet is our offensive sleeper this year with the talent to shock people as a pro runner. He is an excellent goal line runner with the talent to be a huge surprise and become a 1A type back in a pro offense.

Note: In recent years, our highest rated small college players were QB Joe Flacco, corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Johnny Knox and Kendall Langford who were all early NFL starters. Some have performed brilliantly over their careers and become key performers in their clubs’ playoff runs.

The Dirty Dozen - Top 12 Small College Players For the NFL Draft
Players ranked below

1. OT Terron Armstead - 6’5” 320 lbs. - Arkansas Pine-Bluff
Powerful mobile lineman completed an excellent small college career starting at left tackle over most of his career. He projects to both tackle and guard with an early NFL starting grade on the inside. He has shown all the necessary physical tools to develop into an NFL starting left tackle. He is a blue chip athlete with fine footwork, flexibility and athletic ability. He can be one of the real gems in this class and is a rising prospect off excellent Senior Bowl and NFL Combine performances. He is our #1 small college prospect with the talent to start immediately inside. He could be the biggest bargain in this class in the 2nd round and rival the top prospects in this outstanding tackle class.

2. CB B.W. Webb - 5’10” 185 lbs. - William&Mary
Fast athletically gifted small college defensive back had a good postseason that showcased his fine skill set. He is one of the best pure cover man in this draft class. He had an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine that moved him into the early rounds. He carries an early NFL starting grade off his fine measurables, skill set and fine postseason efforts. He probably plays in the nickel package very early in his career with definite upside as a starting corner within time.

3. WR Da’Rick Rogers - 6’2” 210 lbs. - Tennessee Tech
Big athletic small college receiver had a good postseason that has him moving up the rankings. At the NFL Combine, he checked in at just less than 6’2” and ran a 4.50 time on watches. He had a fine workout that validated his fine performance both at Tech and his early SEC efforts with Tennessee. He shows the separation speed to get behind the secondary and make the big play. He displays very good hands and the fine body control to track and adjust to the ball well in flight. He has been able to get deep and hit the home run. He is the best red zone receivers in this class and arguably the top receiver, though his off the field issues will keep him out of the top two rounds. Athlete with a nice combination of size, speed and receiving skills to be a true #1 receiver in the right offense. Potential Pro Bowler with maturity.

4. CB Robert Alford - 5’11” 190 lbs. - Southeastern Louisiana
Fast athletically gifted small college defensive back had a good postseason that has elevated his stock into the early rounds. He had an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine that moved him into the top 100 prospects. He carries an NFL starting grade eventually at cornerback off his fine measurables, skill set and postseason efforts. He probably plays in the nickel package fairly early in his career with definite upside as a starting corner. He has the speed and physical talent to match up in the vertical game in man situations that elevates his stock. He faces a clear learning curve in zone coverage, but shows the raw talent and savvy to become a starting NFL corner.

5. DT Brandon Williams - 6’3” 320 lbs. - Missouri Southern St.
Powerful mobile lineman completed an excellent small college career that culminated with a strong performance at the Senior Bowl. He projects to both pro schemes inside at tackle with the ability to play the three technique or nose tackle spots. He has shown all the necessary physical tools to develop into an NFL starter and is a good athlete with excellent strength that translates to power in the middle. He has fine footwork, flexibility and athletic ability. He can be one of the real gems in this class and is a rising prospect off a good Senior Bowl performances. He is our #1 small college defensive line prospect with the talent to start immediately inside. He could be the biggest bargain in this class in the middle rounds.

6. DT Dontori Hughes - 6’4” 325 lbs. - Tennessee-Martin
Massive athletic tackle completed a good small college career after transferring from Tennessee. He shows the skill set to develop into an NFL starting lineman. He can play in either scheme at tackle with some thought of him playing end in five technique spot. He has the size, bulk, reach and footwork to earn a starting grade inside. He has shown all the necessary physical tools to develop and is a good athlete with strong base, footwork, technique and athletic ability. He can be one of the real hidden gems in this class and has NFL starting talent. We have scouted him extensively over recent seasons and rank him in a marginal Top 150 prospect. He could be a major sleeper and bargain with the talent to start early.

7. Safety Cooper Taylor - 6’3” 225 lbs. - Richmond
Big athletic small college defensive back had a good postseason that has elevated his stock into the early middle rounds. He had an impressive performance at the East-West Shrine week that earned him high grades for many scouts. He also had a strong Pro Day workout after incredibly not going to the NFL Combine. He carries an NFL starting grade eventually at safety off his fine measurables, skill set and good postseason efforts. He probably plays in the nickel package early at either safety or linebacker in his career with definite upside as a starting safety.

8. Safety J.J. Wilcox - 6’ 215 lbs. - Georgia Southern
Tough athletic small college defensive back had a good postseason that has elevated his stock into the middle rounds. He had an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine that moved him into the top 125 prospects. He carries an NFL starting grade eventually at strong safety off his fine measurables, skill set and fine All-star performance. He moved to safety late in his career and needs some time to settle into a system and learn the finer points of defensive play. He is one of the premier special teams defenders in this class and capable of blocking kicks and winning the gunner role on coverage units. He is a versatile defender who is capable of playing early in all the package defenses.

9. RB Miguel Maysonet - 5’9” 210 lbs. - Stony Brook
Talented small college running back had a good postseason that has elevated his stock into the middle rounds. He did not workout at the NFL Combine due to a hamstring injury, but had an impressive Pro Day that probably keeps him as a 3rd day selection. He carries a possible NFL starting grade in time with the compact frame and natural cutting skills to create space. He probably plays on special teams and looks to win a kickoff return role. He has the package to become a 1A type fairly early in his career with definite upside as a starting feature back. Great late steal with starting talent.

10. FB/H-back Kyle Juszczyk - 6’1” 235 lbs. - Harvard
Mobile small college fullback/tight end has improved over his career, showing the versatility to fill a few roles for a pro offense. He completed his career with a strong performance including the Senior Bowl week and NFL Combine. He has a quick burst to the line with fine hands and run after the catch ability to be a strong factor in a pro passing game. He has the talent to fill a few roles including H-back with the speed to make a play. He has proven to be a very reliable receiver with top hands and the ability to make yardage after the reception. He did not attend the NFL Combine, though at his Pro Day, he run in the 4.7 range with a strong performance as a receiver. At the Senior Bowl, he showed good technique as a blocker to be up to NFL standards. Excellent 3rd day value with the upside potential to become a starter in time and good early role performer.

11. DE Mike Catapano - 6’4” 270 lbs. - Princeton
Tough mobile defender had an excellent final season that earned him postseason invitations. He has intriguing measurables with the size and speed to fill the end position in the 4-3 set. He has the talent to help immediately in a line rotation. He needs to settle into a defense and learn the scheme and improve his initial reads to face NFL caliber blockers. He had a very good performance at the East-West week that moved him into the top 200 prospects. He carries an NFL starting grade eventually off his fine measurables, skill set, intangibles and postseason efforts. He probably plays in the nickel package fairly early in his career where his pass rushing talent earns him playing time. He is capable of being an early serviceable defender with starting potential in time.

12. LB Keith Pough - 6’2” 235 lbs. - Howard U (Md)
Rangy tough defender had a strong performance at the small college level. He has the size, quickness, instincts and toughness to play either side in the standard 4-3 set. He has keen instincts and his strength translates well to the field, though he has only adequate speed and quickness to run with receivers and match up with tailbacks. He has the nice athleticism to make the adjustment to the pro game, though he must show he has the skill set to be a surprise and could start fairly soon in his career. During his Pro Day workout, he improved his forty times in the mid 4.7 time range after a disappointing 4.90 time at the NFL Combine. He ranks in our Top 250 prospects in this report.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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NFL Draft 2013 - Bosie St's Jamar Taylor - Yearbook Scouting Report

NFL Draft 2013 – Jamar Taylor of Boise St -
Draft Insiders' Yearbook Scouting Report

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CB Jamar Taylor #5 - Boise State - 5’11” 190 - Speed 4.40 - Hindu Theory: DeAngelo Hall
Fast athletic senior corner completed his career starting three seasons while earning MWC honors his final two seasons. Jamar had a strong performance over the 2012 season and postseason as one of the nation’s premier cover defenders. He started in the BSU program since his sophomore season with 34 starts out of 47 games. He flashed well-developed talent over that period with consistency in both run and pass defense. He has developed into one of the nation’s premier cover men which earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl where he had a strong week. He is a good athlete with adequate size and outstanding natural cover skills including excellent speed and quickness to match up with fast NFL caliber receivers. He has a strong compact frame with the skill set to play early as a pro. He is a quick twitch corner with very good footwork, fine closing speed and sound instincts to start in any scheme with some development. He breaks on the ball very quickly with the catch up speed to make up for mistakes if he doesn’t surrender too much ground early on the down. He has natural movement skills with the ability to flip his hips and quickly come out of his breaks with a smooth transition. He can mirror receivers well in man situations and has the flexibility to plant and drive on the ball. His suddenness, quickness and COD skills allow him to gamble and make plays. He is a well-developed prospect who performed at a high level and showed the natural athleticism to man the NFL corner position. He gets fooled by double moves in coverage and needs reps and discipline in all the basics of the position. He has a fine low backpedal with the burst out of it to close quickly and break up passes. He has keen instincts in zone coverage with fine awareness and the ability to trust his eyes to react to the ball or routes. Despite his smallish frame, he can be a reliable tackler in run support and shows the ability to come up with improving tackling technique. In the open field, he can be a reliable tackler and breaks down well in space. As a senior, he started all 13 games and made 51 tackles with 4 picks, 3 FF and 9 PBU, earning 1st team MWC honors. As a junior, he started 9 of 9 games, missing four games due to a broken leg. He made 27 tackles with 2 picks and 6 PBU in a solid overall effort. As a sophomore, he started all 12 games and had 35 tackles, 3 FF, no interceptions and 2 PBU in a good performance. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 5’10” and 193 lbs. He ran 4.39 and 4.46 times with a fast 1.55 time in the 1st ten yards. He also added a 35” VJ and a 10’7” BJ. He did 22 reps with a 4.06 in the short shuttle and a 6.82 in three cone with good overall positional drills. As a corner, he has good recovery speed and has definite NFL starting ability with the toughness and coverage skills to be an every down defender and possibly as a rookie. He is disciplined consistently in zone coverage and has good initial play recognition to win a full time starting job. His high level of development indicates he can either start or play the nickel corner role immediately. He is similar to DeAngelo Hall in size, AA and in overall development. Rising well developed corner who is one of the best pure cover man in this class. Probable early 2nd day selection with the physical package to develop into an early starter. Rising top 60 prospect with highly developed skill set to be rookie starter. Clubs like the Dolphins, Steelers and Packers are interested in 2nd round. Solid early starter with high level.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Team Report

Philadelphia Eagles - 4-12 -
Head Coach - Chip Kelly - 1st year
Key Team Needs: 1. OT 2. DL 3. WR 4. LB 5. RB

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Photo – OT Eric Fisher - Central Michigan

Eagles Team Report - Head Coach - Chip Kelly
1st Round Pick - 4th selection - 9 total picks

1. Offensive Line - The Eagles lost starting left tackle Jason Peters with an Achilles tendon injury that cost him the 2012 season. Their line struggled mightily all season and will be hard pressed to pass on one of the premier tackles in this rare class. They love LOT Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson and either could be their top pick. They could add an interior center/guard fairly early in the process with Barrett Jones highly coveted. They could draft into the center position with a prospect like Travis Frederick possibly available in the 2nd round. They also like OT Menelik Watson who could be available with their #2 pick.

2. Defensive Tackle - The Eagles have invested several high picks at this position with only Fletcher Cox and Mike Patterson playing up to their potential. Cox is a cornerstone defender here. Patterson signed with the Giants. They may address this position again in the early rounds and draft into the deepest position on defense. With their top selection, they have DT Sharrif Floyd high on their value board. They also like DT Sylvester Williams and Johnathan Hankins very much in the 2nd round.

3. Wide Receiver - The Eagles could address this area despite talent on this unit. They are disappointed in vet Jeremy Maclin. They may be tempted to select Robert Woods or Keenan Allen in the 2nd round. They also like Stedman Bailey and Aaron Dobson in the 3rd round. They could address this area later in the middle rounds and like Da’Rick Rogers and Chris Harper and they will get strong consideration. Expect a few high draft selections here with return skills considered with a prospect like Denard Robinson in the middle round area.

4. Linebacker - The Eagles signed veteran LB Connor Barwin to provide outside pass pressure. They like several of their young prospects especially #2 pick last April, Mychal Kendricks. He plays well in either pro scheme with versatility for a few positions. They have little depth behind starters and the addition of a quality early defender is critical. They may address this unit twice over the three-day draft.

5. Quarterback - The Eagles starting QB Michael Vick returns, but is on a year to year basis currently. Young Nick Foles is being hyped as the heir apparent, but is still a raw prospect. Eagles do a great job of promoting their backups with little production when given starting opportunities. They will probably invest in an early round addition like E.J. Manuel, Tyler Bray or Tyler Wilson good fits for the #3 jobs.

Insiders’ Insights
The Eagles win the Super Bowl every March and April. Unfortunately, it is played every February. They missed the playoffs the past two seasons despite being an aggressive club who moves up for certain players. This year, they have 9 picks to maneuver in the early rounds. They have clear needs along the defensive and offensive lines. They addressed their secondary in FA with a completely new veteran unit. They hope to parlay their top picks into early starters. They will focus on offensive and defensive linemen and like OT Eric Fisher, DT Sharrif Floyd and ‘Ziggy’ Ansah in the 1st round. They will probably be tempted with a top-flight receiver available with their #2 selection and like Robert Woods after he had an impressive pro day. They also like receivers Aaron Dobson and Da’Rick Rogers in the 3rd round. They may find a few highly regarded prospects like OT Menelik Watson, DE Datone Jones and DT Sylvester Williams on the board in the early 2nd round. They have done extensive work on OT Menelik Watson and will give him 2nd round consideration if they select DT Sharrif Floyd with their top pick.

1st Round Pick - OT Eric Fisher - Central Michigan - He could be the best of a great class of tackles.
Alternate Pick - DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida - Fine athlete has the skill set to be a top interior rusher.

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NFL Draft 2013 Update - Wideout Robert Woods of Southern Cal - Draft Insiders' Yearbook Scouting Report -

NFL Draft 2013 - Wideout Robert Woods of USC -
Draft Insiders' Yearbook Scouting Report

Robert Woods of Southern Cal is one of the fast rising prospects in this NFL Draft class after an excellent workout at the Trojans pro day a few weeks ago. Woods has been a top 75 prospects since declaring for the NFL Draft 2013 in January, but his high level of development in the finer points of receiving has impressed clubs. His ability to play both outside and in the slot with the refined route running to be an immediate factor in three wideout sets. He has outstanding hands and the ability to adjust to the ball with keen instincts to read coverage and make adjustments in his routes and come back to the ball.

He has risen into the early second round off a fine workout and excellent career production with the possibility to being a surprise late first round selection. Several playoff teams, namely the Patriots, Packers, 49ers and Ravens have him high on their late first round/early 2nd round list. He could be the 3rd receiver off the board after Cordarrelle Patterson and Tavon Austin, both who are expected to be mid first round selections.

Photo - WR Robert Woods - Southern Cal

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Robert Woods #2 - Southern Cal - 6’ 200 - Sp. 4.50
Hindu Theory: Steve Smith

Agile athletic junior wideout completed an outstanding career that ranks him with the top performers in school history. Robert is a quick savvy receiver with fine athletic ability and the development to become an NFL playmaker. He has good size, speed and agility that combined with his toughness and savvy with the ability to run the full route tree. He has good speed, hands and the pass catching abilities to start early in his pro career. He moves well with the quickness off the line to get into his routes in fine shape and the ability to cut at the break point and separate from coverage. He is an athlete who fights through the jam successfully and rarely gets pushed off his route. He has been a consistent performer who hopes to follow the long USC legacy of fine NFL receivers. His production fell with an injury to starting QB Matt Barkley late last season. He uses his angular frame well to shield off defenders and has shown the ability to go over the middle and make the tough catch. He works the sidelines well, showing the ability to extend and make the difficult catch and stay in bounds with fine footwork and hands. He has the separation speed to get deep, though rarely used in the vertical game over his late career with sophomore sensation Marquise Lee their prime deep threat. He has the ability to track the ball and make good adjustments, using his fine body control and leaping skills to catch the ball at the highest point. In this class, he is one of the more athletic and experienced wideouts who shows the skill set to be a good pro within a short time. He has quick feet and excellent jumping ability to make a play in a crowd and be a dangerous red zone player. In his route running, he gets to top speed in good shape and maintains it with the ability to change speeds and separate. He catches the ball well and is a good runner after the catch. He is an athlete who has the package that scouts seek in a starter with reliable hands, good running skills and the quick moves and acceleration to make plays. He has learned to set up corners better with experience, but needs to develop changes of speed to be up to NFL standards. He has good body control with the ability to easily adjust to the ball in flight and make the difficult catch. He has the deceptive speed to separate in the deep game with the concentration to track the ball well.
The Numbers: As a junior, he started all 13 games and caught 76 passes for 846 yards, an 11.1 average and 11 TDs in the erratic USC offense. As a sophomore, he caught 111 passes for 1292 yards, an 11.6 yard average and 15 TDs, earning 1st team Pac-12 honors. Over his career, he caught 252 passes for 2930 yards, an 11.5 yard average and 32 TDs. At the NFL Combine, he came in just over 6’ and 201 lbs. He ran 4.51 and 4.54 times with a 33.5” VL, a 9’9” BJ and did 14 reps. He had ordinary agility drills of 4.47 short shuttle and 7.15 three-cone times.
The Skinny: Athlete with the ability to become a solid possession receiver within a short time. He is a quality prospect with the skill set to become an early starter and all the physical tools necessary to become a good #2 type receiver. He has the burst of deceptive speed to get behind the secondary, though is more a tough go to intermediate receiver. Athletic receiver with the talent to be a playmaker with the skills to make a difference in the right setting. In the mold of former Trojan wideout Steve Smith in size, speed, AA and LOD. Incredibly, he has fallen off an average type 2012 production and will most likely be selected in the late 2nd day. Clubs like the Chargers, Dolphins, Jaguars and Seahawks interested.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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NFL Draft 2013 - Underrated Pro Prospects

NFL Draft 2013 - Underrated Pro Prospects
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Photo - FB Devon Ramsay - North Carolina

NFL Draft 2013 - Underrated Pro Prospects
Offensive Prospects

Zac Dysert - QB - Miami (Oh)
Matt Scott - QB - Arizona
Dennis Johnson - RB - Arkansas
Ronnie Wingo - RB - Arkansas
Devon Ramsay - FB/H-Back - North Carolina
Chris Harper - WR - Kansas St
Alec Lemon - WR - Syracuse
Russell Shepard - WR - LSU
Chris Gragg - TE - Arkansas
Luke Willson - TE - Rice
* Levine Toilolo - TE - Stanford
Kyle Reed - TE - Nebraska
Brian Winters - OG - Kent St
Hugh Thornton - OG - Illinois
* Chris Faulk - OT - LSU

Defensive Prospects

Cornellius Carradine - DE - Florida St
Malliciah Goodman - DE - Clemson
Devin Taylor - DE - South Carolina
A.J. Francis - DT - Maryland
Jared Smith - DT - New Hampshire
Jamie Collins - LB - Southern Miss
Sio Moore - LB - UConn
Sean Porter - LB - Texas A&M
Kiko Alonso - LB - Oregon
DeVonte Holloman - LB - South Carolina
D.J. Hayden - CB - Houston
Leon McFadden - CB - San Diego St
Brandon McGee - CB - Miami
Kayvon Webster - CB - South Florida
Steve Williams - CB - Cal

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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Draft Insiders' - Top 100 Pro Prospects

NFL Draft 2013 – Top 100 Pro Prospects

Photo - DT Star Lotulelei - Utah

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NFL Draft 2013 – Top 100 Pro Prospects
* underclassmen – April, 2013 Rankings

Pro Prospect - Pos - School
1 * Luke Joeckel - OT - Texas A&M
2 * Sharrif Floyd - DT - Florida
3 * Dee Milliner - CB - Alabama
4 Eric Fisher - OT - Central Michigan
5 Lane Johnson - OT - Oklahoma
6 Dion Jordan - DE - Oregon
7 Chance Warmack - OG - Alabama
8 Star Lotulelei - DT - Utah
9 Jonathan Cooper - OG - North Carolina
10 * Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Tennessee
11 Tavon Austin - WR - West Virginia
12 * Tyler Eifert - TE - Notre Dame
13 * Sheldon Richardson - DT - Missouri
14 * Bjoern Werner - DE - Florida St
15 * Barkevious Mingo - DE - LSU
16 Kenny Vaccaro - FS - Texas
17 Ezekiel Ansah - DE - BYU
18 * D.J. Fluker - OT - Alabama
19 * Xavier Rhodes - CB - Florida St
20 John Jenkins - DT - Georgia
21 *Jarvis Jones - LB - Georgia
22 * Damontre Moore - DE - Texas A&M
23 * Zach Ertz - TE - Stanford
24 * Eric Reid - FS - LSU
25 * Alec Ogletree - LB - Georgia
26 Matt Barkley - QB - Southern Cal
27 Desmond Trufant - CB - Washington
28 Sylvester Williams - DT - North Carolina
29 Jamie Collins - LB - Southern Miss
30 Geno Smith - QB - West Virginia
31 Manti Te'o - LB - Notre Dame
32 Kawann Short - DT - Purdue
33 Margus Hunt - DE - SMU
34 Johnthan Banks - CB - Mississippi St
35 Ryan Nassib - QB - Syracuse
36 Datone Jones - DE - UCLA
37 * Matt Elam - FS - Florida
38 Jesse Williams - DT - Alabama
39 Justin Pugh - OT - Syracuse
40 * De'Andre Hopkins - WR - Clemson
41 Menelik Watson - OT - Florida St
42 * Corey Lemonier - DE - Auburn
43 Terron Armstead - OT - Arkansas-Pine Bluff
44 Alex Okafor - DE - Texas
45 * Kevin Minter - LB - LSU
46 Quinton Patton - WR - Louisiana Tech
47 * Logan Ryan - CB - Rutgers
48 * Robert Woods - WR - Southern Cal
49 * Sam Montgomery - DE - LSU
50 Jonathan Cyprien - S - Florida International
51 Markus Wheaton - WR - Oregon St
52 Jamar Taylor - CB - Boise St
53 * Johnathan Hankins - DT - Ohio St
54 * Gavin Escobar - TE - San Diego St
55 * Eddie Lacy - RB - Alabama
56 Jordan Poyer - CB - Oregon St
57 Larry Warford - OG - Kentucky
58 Sio Moore - LB - UConn
59 * Travis Frederick - OC - Wisconsin
60 Cornellius Carradine - DE - Florida St
61 * Justin Hunter - WR - Tennessee
62 Blidi Wreh-Wilson - CB - UConn
63 Kyle Long - OG - Oregon
64 Trevardo Williams - LB - UConn
65 * David Amerson - CB - North Carolina St
66 Montee Ball - RB - Wisconsin
67 Travis Kelce - TE - Cincinnati
68 Tyler Wilson - QB - Arkansas
69 Terrance Williams - WR - Baylor
70 Barrett Jones - OL - Alabama
71 Arthur Brown - LB - Kansas St
72 * Gio Bernard - RB - North Carolina
73 Vance McDonald - TE - Rice
74 Johnathan Franklin - RB - UCLA
75 * Keenan Allen - WR - California
76 Phillip Thomas - SS - Fresno St
77 Khaseem Greene - LB - Rutgers
78 * Jordan Reed - TE - Florida
79 Robert Alford - CB - SE Louisiana
80 * Bennie Logan - DT - LSU
81 D.J. Swearinger - DB - South Carolina
82 Ryan Swope - WR - Texas A&M
83 * Stedman Bailey - WR - West Virginia
84 B.W. Webb - CB - William & Mary
85 * Da’Rick Rogers - WR - Tennessee Tech
86 E.J. Manual - QB - Florida St
87 Aaron Dobson - WR - Marshall
88 Chris Gragg - TE - Arkansas
89 Darius Slay - CB - Mississippi St.
90 * Tyler Bray - QB - Tennessee
91 Malliciah Goodman - DE - Clemson
92 Brian Schwenke - C - California
93 Marquise Goodwin - WR - Texas
94 * David Bakhtiari - OT - Colorado
95 Leon McFadden - CB - San Diego St
96 Andre Ellington - RB - Clemson
97 * Akeem Spence - DT - Illinois
98 * Kenny Stills - WR - Oklahoma
99 Dallas Thomas - OG - Tennessee
100 * Marcus Lattimore - RB - South Carolina

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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NFL Draft 2013 - Dion Jordan of Oregon - Draft Insiders' Yearbook Scouting Report

NFL Draft 2013 Dion Jordan of Oregon -
Draft Insiders' Yearbook Scouting Report

Dion Jordan - LB/DE - Oregon
One of the premier defenders in the NFL Draft 2013, DE/LB Dion Jordan will be one of the top selections in the first round. Dion declared for the NFL Draft after another strong performance. He is one of the unique prospects in this draft class with the versatility to be a truly scheme diverse defender who can play both up and down on the outside. He is the type of impact defender that offenses will have to game plan to stop with his ability to move around a front seven and be highly effective in a number of positions. He is very similar to former Pro Bowler Jason Taylor in size, athleteicsim and diversity to be a major pass rusher. His presence allows his defense to play different fronts with equal effectiveness.

He was limited his offseason due to minor shoulder issues, though he still should hear his name called in the top 6-8 overall prospects in two weeks. Clubs like the Cardinals, Browns, Jets and Lions are giving him strong consideration at the top of the first round.

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DE/LB Dion Jordan #96 - Oregon - 6’6“250 - Speed 4.60
Hindu Theory: Jason Taylor

Fast athletic junior defender declared for the NFL Draft after a big 2012 performance that earned first team Pac-12 honors. Dion is one of the best athletes in this class and a physical specimen that has only two seasons starting at the collegiate level. He runs well for a long angular athlete who comes in at 248 lbs. with very long arms (33 7/8”) and the footwork of a linebacker with the speed to get up the field. He usually plays with good leverage and has the functional strength to play several positions, though he is best suited for the weak side end in the 4-3. He has good functional strength and uses his long arms well to keep blockers off his body and separate. He possesses excellent edge quickness to get after the passer with the ability to bend the corner and make big plays. His speed allows him to go down the line and pursue from the backside to make tackles. He is very quick on the snap with hand use and footwork to win early on the down and use his great reach to force turnovers. He has the athleticism to change directions and counter inside where he shows a nice burst to the passer. He can penetrate very quickly off the edge with the closing burst to make the big play. When he uses his long arms well to keep blockers off him, he shows the quickness to separate and flatten out to the passer. He needs work to hold the POA better, though he has performed fairly well with the ability to locate the ball and stay alive on the play. He is still a raw prospect after only two starting seasons, but this is a prospect with the physical skill set to be a special defender in the right setting. He can win late on the down and moves along the line well to stay clean. He is an athlete with good COD skills and the ability to recover, though he needs to read properly initially or he can put himself out of position at times. He needs further development of his hand usage and more pass rush moves to fully realize his blue chip talent. He has elite speed, but needs overall technique work especially with his hands to show more powerful rip and hump moves. He needs to get better use of his long reach to deflect more passes at the LOS with essential development of his technique. As a junior, he started all 12 games and posted 44 tackles with 10.5 TFL, 5 sacks and 1 FF that earned 1st team Pac-12 honors. As a sophomore, he started 12 of 14 games and posted 42 tackles with 13 TFL and 7.5 sacks that earned 2nd team Pac-12 honors. At the NFL Combine, he came in over 6’6” and 248 lbs. He ran a 4.60 time, a 32.5” VJ, 10’2” BJ and did not lift. He posted a 4.32 short shuttle and a 7.02 three cone for good agility drills. He can be a disruptive playmaker with incredible upside potential. As a pass rusher, he has the developed fast first step that only the elite rushers possess. He is similar to Jason Taylor in speed, body type and overall AA. He needs development on his swim maneuver and extra moves to have a complete game. He needs to learn more counter moves to combat double-teams and make plays when his initial move is contained. He can be a major impact defender with the talent to be a playmaker, though he must prove his shoulder injury is fully healed. Excellent top 10 prospect with early starting talent on the weak side. Blue chip prospect with great upside potential with some development.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

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